The JVS Scholarship Program provides
qualified Jewish students whose primary residence is in Los Angeles with
need-based financial aid, in the belief that education represents the first
step to career success.
Since its founding in 1972, the JVS
Scholarship Program has awarded over $6.5 million to over 4,000 students.
Recipients, who range from high school graduates to those entering new career
paths later in life, have used our yearly scholarships, which range from $2,000
to $10,000, to study everything from visual art to psychology, dentistry to
pharmacology, rabbinical studies to law and medicine.
We are committed to providing as
much aid to qualified recipients as possible and encourage students to reapply
each year they are in school, so that we may help them throughout their
post-secondary education. Today’s recipients are pursuing studies at community
colleges, four-year colleges, universities and graduate schools in California
and across the country.
Permanent and legal resident of Los Angeles County -
for a minimum of three years
U.S. citizen or documented legal permanent U.S.
resident (green card)
Planning to attend an accredited public or private
college, university or vocational school in the U.S.
Planning to enroll full-time (minimum 12 units per
Maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA for undergraduate students
and a minimum 3.0 GPA for graduate students for every semester or quarter
verifiable financial need including FAFSA (student aid report)
Completed 2016-17 applications and
all supplemental materials, including official transcript and letter of
recommendation, must be postmarked by March 31, 2016. A complete list of
required supplemental materials is available online. Any supplemental materials
postmarked after March 31, 2016 will be NOT be considered.